|Gavin Bryars, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Gavin Bryars|
The English composer Gavin Bryars is interviewed onstage in front of a live audience by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 13, 1986. With his wry sense of humor and his fascination with arcane philosophical movements of the early Twentieth Century, Bryars fashions an engrossing evening of story telling, intermixed with discussions of his latest musical achievements.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Minimalism
|George Antheil Collection: Venus in Africa|
Recording of George Antheil and Michael Dyne's satirical one act opera, Venus in Africa.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; Opera
|George Antheil Collection: Volpone|
A recording of George Antheil's 3 act opera, Volpone. Based on a play by Ben Jonson, Volpone tells the story of a 16th-century Venetian pretending to be dying in order to obtain gifts from his prospective heirs. The libretto is by Alfred Perry.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; Opera; 20th Century Classical
|George Antheil: Bad Boy of Music-An Intermission Feature in Two Parts - George Antheil|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces the amazing music of Trenton-born George Antheil (1900-1959). Antheil (pronounced "ANT-hile") was the first avant-garde American composer to be recognized in Europe and composed the Ballet Mécanique in the mid-Twenties for multiple player pianos and percussion. His life was documented in his 1945 autobiography Bad Boy of Music, still in print in English and German (see http://www.otherminds.org/cgi-bin/shop.cgi/page=index7.html) to locate copies...
Keywords: New Music; Documentary; 20th Century Classical; George Antheil
|George Antheil: Hertz Hall Concert|
In November 1970, KPFA and Charles Amirkhanian presented the early works of George Antheil to a sold-out Hertz Hall on the U. C. Berkeley campus. This historic concert launched a revival of interest in Antheil's early music which had not been performed since the mid-Twenties. This 3-part program contains the following performances: Pt. I Airplane Sonata (Sonata No. 2 for piano) (1921) / George Antheil - Sonata No...
Keywords: George Antheil; Hertz Hall; music; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
|George Antheil: String Quartet No. 1|
Charles Amirkhanian discusses the challenges in performing George Antheil's Violin Sonata and String Quartet No. 1 with Antheil's wife and Anne Kish, a violinist. The tape starts with a discussion, recorded in the Berkeley home of Jeanne Stark, of Antheil’s 1923 “Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano” with Ann Kish, Böske Antheil, Jeanne Stark, and Charles Amirkhanian. This is followed by an interesting discussion of Antheil's importance by Kish, and comments by the composer's widow reminisci...
Keywords: Music and Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; George Antheil
|George Antheil: Two Odes of John Keats|
Recording of the world premiere of George Antheil's setting for Two Odes of John Keats. Recorded on Jan. 9 1953 under the sponsorship of Symphonus of Brooklyn College.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Gertrude Stein 100th Anniversary Concert|
This four part program is of a live broadcast from a concert given at 1750 Arch Street on February 3, 1974, in honor of Gertrude Stein on the 100th anniversary of her birth. During the intermission and while the audience viewed the film "The Last Still Life" by Ann Sandifer, Charles Amirkhanian plays a recording of a suite from Virgil Thomson's opera, "The Mother of Us All", based on text by Gertrude Stein...
Keywords: Music; 20th Century Classical; Poetry; Gertrude Stein; 1750 Arch St
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|Goal: A Text Sound Composition by Clark Coolidge|
A live performance of a text sound piece by poet Clark Coolidge. The performers are John Payne, Charles Amirkhanian, and Coolidge. For this realization of the piece each performer sat in a separate studio at KPFA late one evening and read from sheets of paper containing a set of words, live on the air for 90 minutes. The feeds from each studio were then mixed in the main KPFA control room and broadcast to the listening public...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Clark Coolidge
|Golden Voices: Interview with Ina Souez: Program One|
In the first of two self-contained one hour programs originally recorded in 1960, Anthony Boucher interviews soprano Ina Souez, about her career as an opera singer. Although Souez spent much of her time performing in the great European opera houses during the 1920s and 30s, she was in fact born to a family of Cherokee decent in Colorado in 1903. Souez initially studied with the Canadian singer Florence Hinman, before moving to Milan at the age of 18, where she quickly made an impression and was ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Golden Voices; Interview; Music; Opera; Ina Souez
|Golden Voices: Interview with Ina Souez: Program Two|
In the second of two self-contained one hour programs originally recorded in 1960, Anthony Boucher interviews soprano Ina Souez, about her career as an opera singer. Although Souez spent much of her time performing in the great European opera houses during the 1920s and 30s, she was in fact born to a family of Cherokee decent in Colorado in 1903. Souez initially studied with the Canadian singer Florence Hinman, before moving to Milan at the age of 18, where she quickly made an impression and was...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Golden Voices; Music; Interview; Opera; Ina Souez
|Good Food from India|
With classical Indian music playing in the background, Anthony Gnazzo, sound poet and master Indian chef, offers recipes for cold-mixers and tondla leaves, bendi, buthi, moong-ambat, muluk, allu-vadi, and other Indian culinary delights.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds
|Grand Canyon Sweet by Chip Weitzner (a.k.a. The Felicity Facility)|
Chip Weitzner was a self-proclaimed hippy composer who owned an organ and recorded hypnotic electro-acoustic pieces in his Berkeley, California studio. He typically referred to his music as work from "The Felicity Facility." In this 1972 composition for electronic organ, “Grand Canyon Sweet,” the relatively unknown composer memorializes the Black Mesa area of the United States that was, according to the composer, under siege and threatened by the Energy Industry and local power structures...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic Organ Music; Felicity Facility